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Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde

Served on the Half Shell

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Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde

Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde - The spicy herb sauce makes a tasty alternative to traditional options

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194
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30 min.
Preparation
1 hr
Ready in
advanced
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
½ bunch
1
2 tablespoons
6
green Olives (pitted)
½
2 tablespoons
8
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Oyster knife, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Step 1/7
Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 1

Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely.

Step 2/7
Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 2

Rinse the scallions, wipe dry and cut into thin rings. Drain and chop the capers. Finely chop the olives.

Step 3/7
Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 3

Squeeze out lemon juice. Whisk together the parsley, scallions, capers, olives, olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper and let stand for about 30 minutes.

Step 4/7
Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 4

Fold a kitchen towel several times and place 1 oyster with the round side down on the towel.

Step 5/7
Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 5

Place the towel over the oyster. Holding the shell with one hand, and using the towel as protection, insert the tip of the oyster knife on the tapered side of the oyster between the shell halves.

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Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 6

Press knife blade as deep as possible between shell halves and pry them apart slightly by carefully turning the knife, then slide the oyster knife along the upper shell inside the oyster to release the oyster. Discard upper shell halves and keep oysters in the bottom shells.

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Smarter Oysters with Parsley Salsa Verde preparation step 7

Remove any broken pieces of shell. Repeat to open remaining oysters. Arrange oysters in shells on a plate lined with ice. Serve with the sauce.